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September 20, 2015

Getting to the meat of the menu

When patrons enter Beachhouse at the Moana — located at the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa — they are awestruck by the breathtaking views of Waikiki Beach and the restaurant’s veranda setting. Once they sit down, however, guests quickly realize that the eatery’s beautiful beach setting is just a small part of what…

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The bolder, the better at Golden Palace

Located in the heart of Chinatown on North King Street, Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant boasts bold and traditional Chinese flavors that leave locals and tourists alike yearning for more. This week, manager Gary Lam shares three customer favorites with Dining Out: Peking Duck ($13 for half, $25 for whole), Seafood and Tofu Casserole ($9.95) and…

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September 6, 2015

Rijo’s new ‘ahi-mazing’ buffet makes a splash

Something fishy is going on at Rijo Restaurant, but in this case that’s a good thing, because seafood-lovers absolutely are loving it! New to the eatery this summer is the Fresh Island Ahi Lunch Buffet, serving up to 20-30 pounds of ahi daily, and it’s here to stay through the month of September. The lunch…

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August 30, 2015

From the Big Apple to Waikiki

Music pumping, diners chatting, flavorful food being devoured — all are ingredients to a classic New York-style steakhouse. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse exudes New York elegance and flavor, but this restaurant rests atop Royal Hawaiian Center in the heart of Waikiki. “Wolfgang Zwiener opened his steakhouse with inspiration from the famous Peter Luger’s Steakhouse in New York,…

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August 25, 2015

The perfect place to ‘meat’ up

Living in paradise has its perks, but residing in the Aloha State also brings with it a pretty hefty price tag. That’s why Camellia Buffet, a McCully Street establishment known for its Korean cuisine and yakiniku-style dining, offers patrons its all-youcan-eat buffet daily. Filled with local favorites, the buffet is available for lunch ($18.95) from…

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August 18, 2015

Hooked on seafood

Thirty five years ago, Raymond Chau was working in the very same location that his new restaurant, Ray’s BYOB Kitchen, stands today. Having just opened shop three months ago, the chef and owner is getting reacquainted with his prime location at Chinatown Cultural Plaza, right near the main entrance that is flanked by two golden…

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August 9, 2015

Dine with the fishes at Oceanarium

Almost three years ago, hand-in-hand with a handsome man, I first stepped into an underwater seascape, ate platefuls of king and snow crab while a giant fish swam past me, and watched a mermaid wave while holding a personalized sign. With my red dress and my equally red hair, I felt like Ariel as I…

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August 2, 2015

Buffet welcomes patrons to eat what they want, when they want it

Parallel to Pearlridge Mall in the West-ridge Shopping Center rests a buffet-style restaurant bustling with satisfied customers enjoying five-star food, without a five-star price tag. For 11 years, Makino Chaya has been serving quality Japaneseand local-style food, ranging from made-to-order grilled steaks to freshly rolled sushi. Indulge in a grilled-to-order boneless short rib steak at…

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July 19, 2015

PCC’s Pounders presents a mouthwatering matinee

Surf is up on Oahu’s North Shore, but waves aren’t quite what we’re hungry for. The clock’s cuckoo appears to say, “It’s noon, you’re famished — to Pounders in Laie!” Inside Polynesian Cultural Center is where you’ll stay, and we’ll hand you this ticket for today’s matinee. So cool your jets, and settle in tight,…

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July 12, 2015

Fly like an eagle to this local-style diner

There’s no better way to stray away from crowds of tourists than to venture off the beaten path toward Nimitz Highway, where you’ll find the conveniently located New Eagle Cafe. This classic local eatery offers its guests a family-friendly, diner-style atmosphere and good food to go with it. According to owner Tae Im, three of…

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